Oliver equates it to the captain of the Titanic tweeting, “I saw that iceberg two hours before and sailed into it anyway. No big deal!” From Trump’s lack of preparation for the big Republican Party-party, Oliver jumps into the party’s simultaneous unpreparedness for Trump.
Getting to the heart of the notion that the convention hinged on emotional appeal to manipulate facts, Oliver excerpts Trump’s fear-mongering speech that depicted the Obama administration as a catalyst for violence and chaos at home. “Since Obama took office,” Oliver rebuts, “crime rates, the flow of illegal immigrants over our borders, and claims for unemployment benefits have all declined. And yet frighteningly, when reporters started pointing that out, it didn’t seem to matter.” He cuts to a cringe-worthy display of walking-cringe-worthy-display Newt Gingrich’s aversion to fact-checking.
Oliver concludes with an assertion how Trump’s appeal to people’s feelings dangerously attempted to get their trust in him as the one person who could fix all problems and keep America safe, regardless of what types of brute force that might entail. He returns to a pre-political Trump to note the foreshadowing one might now see in a music video made for The Apprentice, in which Trump said, “This is a dictatorship, and I’m the dictator.”
The fact that Trump recently hired Omarosa from The Apprentice to be his Director of African-American Outreach shows, as so many other things he’s done have, that perhaps he’s not so intent on separating Reality TV from political reality.